Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Stated Age
32 years old
Sherry Cask
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Map Label
Added on
17 aug 2008 11:47 am

Average value

€ 499.00

3 × in wishlist

16 × member ratings

18 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Balmenach 1975 GM

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.15 points.

  1. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This Balmenach feels old, in a good way. Well, it is old of course... but first fill sherried whisky at this age is not always drinkable. This one doesn't have that problem and the result is intense, old-school sherry. A contemplative whisky that would have been even better at 46% or cask strength.
    • Nose
      Special. A sherry profile but quite unique. Earthy, with notes of hay and a fern forest. Nuts. Something of soy sauce. Apples. Coffee. Some heather. Rather strange, quite herbal, with interesting notes of pine needles! Very complex really.
    • Taste
      Oily mouth-feel but slightly underpowered at 43%. Big notes of dried fruits (figs, raisins), candied orange peel, very dark chocolate. Hints of roasted nuts / smoke as well. Some banana. Ginger. Rich and intense.
    • Finish
      Very long, very sherried. A pinch of salt in the aftertaste. Excellent espresso.

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  3. jankes scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. tebond968 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Balmenach 1975/2007, 43%, G & M Connoisseurs Choice, first fill sherry Very nice, bittersweet sherry nose. Roasted nuts, candy sugar (and syrup), raisins, fried banana (on the barbeque), orange, mature oak, the scent of a forest in autumn, the fall of the leaves. Maybe a little bit of smoke in the background, smoke from the wood. Acacia honey too, fried parsley, cinnamon and candied ginger. Something light waxy. Full, creamy taste with lots of dried fruit and nuts, but also citrus (ok, the orange), caramel, coffee (black), tobacco. Oak, and a pleasant spiciness. Long finish on dried fruit, honey and herbs. 88/100 http://onversneden.com/2011/04/23/balmenach-1975-connoisseurs-choice/


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